Moment motorist smashes school bus window and then runs over driver

NYPD search for man who ran over school bus driver, leaving her in a critical condition

  • New York City police have launched a manhunt for a crazed driver who ran over a 44-year-old bus driver on Friday afternoon
  • The man got out of his gray Subaru Crosstrek to confront the bus driver on the corner of Hinsdale St and Linden Boulevard in East New York  
  • He smashed a window of the bus, and when the driver got out to record him on her cell phone he intentionally ran her over, police allege
  • Police said she sustained trauma to much of her body and is in a critical but stable condition in Brookdale Hospital 

NYPD detectives are hunting for a motorist who smashed a window of a school bus before deliberately mowing down its driver in Brooklyn.

Dashcam footage from another vehicle shows the moment the driver of a gray Subaru Crosstrek got out of his car to confront the 44-year-old bus driver.

She had stopped at lights on the corner of Hinsdale St and Linden Boulevard in East New York at about 5:15pm on Friday night, apparently infuriating the Subaru driver.

The man approaches the bus and smashes a window, and the female bus driver steps out of the vehicle and appears to begin recording him.

The driver quickly gets back into his Subaru and hits the gas, ploughing into the woman and leaving her lying critically injured in the middle of the road.

This sequence of photos taken from a video shows the man aggressively approaching the school bus after it had stopped at lights on on the corner of Hinsdale St and Linden Boulevard in East New York at about 5:15pm on Friday night

After smashing a window, the man gets back into his gray Subaru Crosstrek 

‘The guy goes up to the school bus. Looks like he broke glass. She goes to take a picture and he runs her over,’ an NYPD spokesman told the New York Post Saturday. 

The bus driver was seriously injured, sustaining ‘trauma throughout her body’, police said. 

She is in a critical, but stable condition at Brookdale Hospital. 

Police say the bus driver did not know the suspect, and wouldn’t comment on the motives for the attack.

The 44-year-old female driver gets out of the school bus to take a photo of the alleged attacker

Police say he intentionally ran over the school bus driver, leaving her lying in the road with critical injuries, before speeding off down Hinsdale

It’s not known if there were any children on the bus at the time. 

He is described as 5 foot 7, with a thin build, weighing about 155 pounds. At the time of the incident he was wearing a light-colored jacket, green baseball cap, blue jeans and sneakers. 

His gray Subaru Crosstrek had a New York license plate JKE-6813.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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